OP Jindal Global University (JGU) organised the 6th International Conference on Victim Assistance on the university campus in Sonipat on Friday and Saturday (October 27-28). The main theme of the two-day conference was ‘Evolving Perspectives in Victimology’ and the various sessions envisaged different aspects of victimology by academicians, government officials, lawyers, social workers, policy makers and students from around the world. The conference was held by the Centre for Victimology & Psychological Studies (CVPS), which is a part of Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), a value-based research institute of JGU.
The conference witnessed participation from over 200 presenters from 14 countries and a representation of 20 international universities and 30 Indian universities and institutions. Over 115 presentations deliberated on critical victimology issues and challenges in 18 sessions over the two days.
The sub-themes of the conference included conflict resolution; ethics in victimology; ethnic victimization; gender, sexuality & victimization; governance in victim assistance; media & cyber victimization; religion & victimization; research & methodology; restorative justice & victim’s rights; role of victim assistance organization; political victims; victimization within families; secondary victimization; theoretical development of victimology; therapeutic assistance; and understanding international victimization and victims of crime.
The conference was inaugurated by Professor (Dr) Sanjeev P Sahni, principal director, JIBS. The chief guest for the conference, Mr Shekhar Dutt, former Governor of Chhattisgarh and former Deputy National Security Advisor, said:“The society can play an important role in helping the victims. It is important for every person to help people around them as positive assistance can help victims to come out of it. In a nutshell, what is needed is better counselling, quick action by the law authorities and a more tolerant society.”
The press release for the conference can be found here. For more information, click here.